Evansville residents encouraged to conserve water

Published: Jan. 9, 2014 at 8:03 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM CST
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The Evansville Water & Sewer Utility (EWSU) is asking all city residents and businesses to conserve water for the next few days.

The EWSU says conservation will provide some relief to the City's depleted water resources, help alleviate water quality issues and the need for a City-wide boil advisory.

Evansville's reservoir is currently at 40% due to two main causes:

1.  Numerous water main breaks (14News is told at least 35 main breaks as of this morning)

2.  Extremely cold water from the Ohio River is creating issues with meeting water quality standards.

The depleted reservoir may impact water pressure throughout the system, which could result in the need for a city-wide boil advisory.

Residents and businesses can help avoid that by taking steps to conserve water until the system is back at normal operating capacity.

Here's how you can help:

Report water main breaks- call the Utility's dispatch department at (812) 421-2130.

Conserve water-

Turn off water while you're brushing your teeth or shaving

Take showers instead of baths

if you must use a tub, close the drain before turning on the water and fill the tub only half-full

Wash only full loads of laundry

Hold off on getting a car wash

To keep track of boil advisories that may be issued in your area, click here.

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